TimeLine Theatre Company today announced the lineup of plays for its 2014–15 season—all Chicago premieres—as well as the fall opener for 2015–16.
This fall's opener, Aaron Posner's stage adaptation of Chaim Potok's novel My Name is Asher Lev (August 23–October 18), will be mounted offsite at Stage 773, helmed by Kimberly Senior. Back at TimeLine's home space, Nick Bowling will direct Danny Casolaro Died For You, a thriller about a real-life journalist who died mysteriously while investigating corruption in the Reagan Justice Department (September 23–December 21); the author, Dominic Orlando, is a cousin of the title character.
TimeLine will mount two of Richard Nelson's Apple Family Plays, That Hopey Changey Thing and Sorry, in repertory (January 20–April 19). The two works, set on Election Day in 2010 and 2012, depict an upstate New York family dealing with the personal in the political. Mike Nussbaum will make his TimeLine debut alongside company members Janet Ulrich Brooks, Juliet Hart, Mechelle Moe, David Parkes and artistic director PJ Powers. (Another piece of Nelson's four-play cycle, Sweet and Sad, was produced by Profiles Theatre in 2012.)
The season closes with Michele Lowe's Inana (May 13–July 26), about an Iraqi museum curator trying to protect valuable antiquities in the days leading up to the U.S. invasion; no director is yet announced.
In addition, TimeLine says it will open its 2015–16 season with Arthur Miller's The Price, directed by Contey and starring Nussbaum, as part of what's described as a nationwide commemoration of the 100th birthday of Miller, who died in 2005 at the age of 89. Nussbaum will himself be 91 when the production opens.